Windows Hangs on Boot

By sunnycs
Apr 17, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I am facing this issue from long time. Be it Windows Xp/ Xp 64 or Vista, the problem seems to appers everywhere..

    The windows hangs just before Windows login/password screen...

    The screen appears to be black but i can see

    Windows xp

    @copy rght
    in the blackground..

    The only option left is to reset the system... Sometimes after reset, windows boots up properly, sometimes it requires mutliple retries..
    Someone suggested it could be RAM issue..

    Also everytime i stream a movie with flash player, Windows hangs... I am using Latest adode player in both IE, firefox. Same result...

    It happens on freshly installed Xp too..

    Thanks in advance
  2. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Maniac Posts: 560


    Run a copy of MemTest. This will test the integrity of you RAM and CPU. Leave it to run for 9 passes and see if it comes up with any errors.

    Memtest Guide
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    I would suggest also it is worth checking the video driver. If onboard video, look on the motherboard site for latest drivers. If an add-on video card, likewise the manufacturs site. More details of the PC would be useful.
  4. sunnycs

    sunnycs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the response.

    System Information

    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3
    System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    System Model: AWRDACPI
    BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 1024MB RAM
    Page File: 214MB used, 1478MB available
    Windows Dir: E:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

    Also, Sometimes my system automatically restart from the Bios Page (first screen on boot)... I mean, before the page of having Mutiple OS option.

  5. VMSandman

    VMSandman TS Rookie

    Definatly sounds like a memory issue.

    Have you tried swapping out the RAM?
  6. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    We have a comprehensive site. you may do better looking at the general problem solving 'Guides and turorials' forum. This is a link to one of those tutorials which will help you narrow down the potential problems you have
  7. sunnycs

    sunnycs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Memory Test was successful...
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